Prime Minister Theresa May set to visit North East today

Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the North East today in her second visit to the region during the election campaign.
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Judges at the Court of Appeal in London agreed Smith's sentence was unduly lenient.

Rapist's jail term increased for historic crimes after court decides original sentence was too soft

A man who brutally raped two young girls when he was a teenager has had his 'too soft' jail term increased by senior judges.
Craig Harrison

Record-breaking ex-Middlesbrough star Craig Harrison contender for Hartlepool United job

Record-breaking Craig Harrison has emerged as a contender to be the new Hartlepool United manager.

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The Tees Transporter Bridge will be closed for at least two weeks.

Transporter Bridge closed for 'at least two weeks' after bolt shears off

The famous Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough has had to be closed due to a mechanical issue.

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PDSA Vet Nurse Karen Nicholson with Rosie

Vets save dog who gobbled glow stick and three dummy teats

A pet charity has saved much-loved dog after it swallowed some rather unorthodox doggy treats, causing a near-fatal blockage in her stomach.

Police are investigating the circumstances of Andrew Hatton's death after his body was discovered in an alleyway.

Police name man found dead in alleyway

A man who was found dead in an alleyway has been named as Andrew Hatton.
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Aitor Karanka’s message to Middlesbrough players after Liverpool mauling

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has told his players to shrug off the memory of their midweek mauling by Liverpool and concentrate on claiming three priceless points against Premier League relegation rivals Swansea.


Newcastle fans worst in FA for banning orders - Sunderland fans three times less likely to face action

Newcastle fans have been revealed as the worst in the entire Football League for banning orders, with 124 fans being subject to the action.

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Melbray Chemicals at Eaglescliffe, which was at the centre of a major chemical incident. Pic: Google Maps.

Chemical firm boss gets suspended jail sentence after sparking £1million blaze

A businessman has been given a suspended prison sentence for causing a waste fire which became a major environmental incident for emergency crews.

Great North Air Ambulance Service pilot Keith Armatage.

Air Ambulance pilot temporarily blinded by laser during hospital landing

An air ambulance pilot has described the “blinding flash” after being targeted by a laser strike while landing at a North-East hospital.

Check your pockets if you bought a ticket in this draw.

It could be you! £1m EuroMillions ticket still unclaimed on Teesside

A million-pound winning lottery tickets remains unclaimed on Teesside

Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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Former Sunderland nightclub boss hit with £1million bill for unpaid taxes and fines

The downfall of a former rave club boss and fugitive would seem complete after he was hit with a bill for over £1 million in unpaid tax and fines.

Millbrook Avenue in Thorntee. Image copyright Google Maps.

Foul-mouthed off-road biker leaves dog seriously injured after kicking it in the head

A search has been launched to track down an abusive biker who attacked a whippet by kicking it in the head.

A worker was injured when her arm was caught in a cardboard compressor at a Poundworld store in Middlesbrough.

Poundworld fined £60,000 after worker's arm caught in machinery on Teesside

A national discount retailer has been hit with a hefty court fine after a woman’s arm was caught in a cardboard compactor at its Middlesbrough store.

Sunderland fans during today's game at the Stadium of Light.

Fans praised by police after only ‘handful of arrests’ at Wear-Tees derby

Police tasked with keeping trouble at bay during the Wear-Tees derby say only a “handful of arrests” were made.

A man has been arrested after an unexplained death in Middlesbrough.

Pensioner arrested after woman found dead in house

An elderly man has been arrested after the sudden death of a 42-year-old woman at a house, police have said.

No closure date has been set for Sunderland's BHS store.

No date set for closure of Sunderland's BHS

The date is yet to be announced when Sunderland's BHS store will close.

Do you have any information about missing Jordan?

Can you help police find missing Jordan Hamilton?

The public's help is being sought in locating a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since the beginning of this week.

EU Referendum: Key times on polling day

The key times as polling day unfolds and votes are counted:
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